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Apr. 10th, 2010

Yay for memes! I found this on 38 's journal.  I tried to pick quotes that would be helpful and not too obscure since some of my movie choices are wierd.

1. Pick 15 of your favourite* movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Fill in the film title once it's guessed.
5. NO using Google, IMDb, or other search functions.

1)  Mummy, maybe a trip to the outback will help me get over this little... phase I'm going through. And you never know, I might meet some lovely country girl.  The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, guessed by 38 

2. When a straight man puts on a dress and gets his sexual kicks, he is a transvestite. When a man is a woman trapped in a man's body and has a little operation he is a Transsexual. When a gay man has way too much fashion sense for one gender he is a drag queen. And when a tired little Latin boy puts on a dress, he is simply a boy in a dress!

3. Well, I got nowhere else to go, the ex-wife took the whole damn planet in the divorce. All I got left is my bones.  Star Trek, guessed by srkriger 

4. Yeah, by the time we get there, the kid won't even be dead anymore.

5. Come out and relax on a farm, music, dancing, home cooking. Open holidays only.

6. If we bring a little joy into your humdrum lives, it makes us feel as though our hard work ain't been in vain for nothin'. Bless you all.

7. You lost your family? Oh, dear. That's terrible. I lost my family, too. Years ago, I mean. [sobs] Eight brothers! Ten sisters! Three fathers!

8. Bless us, oh Lord, for these Thy gifts which we are about to recieve. And yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of no food, I will fear no hunger. We want you to give us this day, our daily bread. And to the republic for which it stands, and by the power invested in me, I pronounce us ready to eat. Amen.

9. I am the best goddamn dancer in the American Ballet Academy. Who the hell are you? Nobody.

10. I want you to get married. I want you to have nine children. And if you only spend five minutes a day with each kid, that's forty-five minutes, and I'd at least have time to go out and get a massage or something.

11. Will you look at that! Look how she moves! It's like Jell-O on springs. Must have some sort of built-in motor or something. I tell you, it's a whole different sex!

12. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.  Dark Knight, guessed by srkriger 

13. You know, here's what I don't get about you. You know for a fact that there is a God. You've been in His presence. He's spoken to you personally. Yet I just heard you claim to be an atheist.  Dogma, guessed by srkriger 

14. I'm a slasher! I must be stopped!  A slasher... of prices! I'm Simon Skinner - I run the local supermarché. Drop in see me later - my discounts are *criminal*.

15. Most importantly we got spin control. That's where I come in. I get paid to talk. I don't have an MD or law degree. I have a baccalaureate in kicking ass and taking names. You know that guy who can pick up any girl, I'm him on crack.  Thank You For Smoking, guessed by srkriger 

The other night I had a dream that I was hanging out with the Duggar family from that TLC show '18 Kids & Counting', but in my dream the mom was exactly like she is on the show and the dad was pretty much the same except he was black. We were talking about how some of the kids looked black and some of the kids looked white and how they used the diversity of the children to promote racial harmony and when I woke up I kept thinking how much cooler they would be if all that were true.

Then the next night I had a horrible nightmare about a murderer trying to break into the apartment and torture and kill people so I decided it is probably better if not all my dreams come true.

Moving Chronicles

We've been in Ottawa for about two weeks and we are still unpacking and organizing things. My first shift at my new Starbucks is this Saturday and I will be getting a bit of training because this store has the new espresso machines. I'm very excited because I've heard so many good things about the new style of espresso machines and had seen them in two of the Kingston stores. They are supposed to be a lot better to use because you can put a full five pound bag of coffee in the hoppers, plus just having a machine that is brand new and not making baby elephant noises all the time.

Anyways, I thought I would post a couple of our apartment progress photos now that I have the computer set-up and the camera connected and bore everyone to tears with a chronicle of our moving adventures.

We took two days to do the actual moving. Saturday morning we picked up the rental truck and my dad drove it from Ottawa to Kingston and I drove thier car behind him with my mum riding shotgun. Saturday we moved everything from our apartment onto the truck and then the menfolk picked up everything that I had in storage. Mrs. G hired a young man from her store to help and he was an absolute Godsend. He worked so hard running up and down the stairs and not letting anyone carry anything heavy. Tim's cousin also came and helped drag all the furniture out. Then we lunched and hit the road back to Ottawa! The cat was highly distressed through the moving process but was actually pretty calm in the car on Tim's lap or on his bed on the car floor.

On Sunday we moved everything into the new apartment and Tim's friend came by to bring Tim Horton's drinks and help take the last chunk of stuff off the truck which was really nice. This part went really fast but when we were done the apartment was just a dense cloud of boxes which was quite overwhelming. We just threw everything into the room it was destined for and didn't set anything up so we stayed with my parents again that night and were dropped off back at the apartment early Monday morning.
DAY ONE aka MondayCollapse )

Well, I'm in Ottawa! I haven't moved to Ottawa yet, but I am currently in Ottawa right now. I spent the day doing errands around town and got my internet/tv/home phone set up for the new apartment and I bought a cell phone! The phone/internet/tv won't be installed until the Saturday following our move in day but at least we have a cell phone if we need to call someone or order pizza or whatever.
I'm really excited about moving. I'm a little worried about all the work that will be involved actually lugging everything around and setting everything up. I have a bunch of stuff from the house (Victoria street house) that is in storage and then all the stuff from the apartment and then the furniture that we're getting from my grandmother that is currently in my parents' dining room.... I'm concerned about the logistics about mushing all those things into one apartment. It won't be a matter of just simply opening and unpacking boxes but really screwing around with things and organizing them for the first time. It will be interesting but it won't be easy and it won't be fast.

My parents and I went to see the World's Best Commercials 2008 which was playing at the Bytowne last night. Being at the theatre made me really look forward to moving to Ottawa because that is the neighbourhood in which we will be living and I got to see some more of the places that we will be living near! i

Tomorrow morning we are picking up the truck and heading out to Kingston. I'll be driving my parents' car and my dad will be driving the truck. My mum will ride down in the car with me on the way there and then on the way back to Ottawa she's going to ride in the truck with my dad and I will be driving with Tim and the cat :)  Hopefully the cat plus long car ride will work out okay... we don't have a cat carrier that will fit him anymore so Tim is just going to have him on his lap/back seat with a leash on him. I think that will be okay... That's the same way normal people travel with a dog, right? He's like a small dog in a way...

So, tomorrow is moving out of Kingston. Sunday is moving into Ottawa. I can hardly believe it but by Monday morning we will live in Ottawa, by golly. Phew!
I've dropped the bomb and told my manager that we're planning to move to Ottawa in March. I'm going to be transferring to a store there. I'm excited about moving to Ottawa for many, many reasons (I have a two-page 'Reasons to look forward to moving to Ottawa' list in my notebook) but I am very sad to be leaving my Starbucks. I've never liked working at a job as much as I've liked it here and I'm pretty sure it is the best store ever and will be hard to adjust to a new store. Now that I've told my manager there is really no going back though, so now the Countdown to Moving Day has begun.

I started the Countdown to Moving Day by calling a bunch apartments that had listings that I was interested in and tried to set up appointments to come down to see them. Apparently apartment renters don't appreciate people who try to do things in advanced because they all said that I should just call a day or two before I wanted to see the place, not two weeks. WHATEVER! I can't win with this stuff. Either I screw up by waiting too long or I screw up by making an attempt too early. Hateful. Husbands and mothers have talked me down off the ledge by saying that  1) we just will find an apartment  2) We only need to find ONE apartment. I am still stressed. I have gotten pretty good at planning and organizing as of late (where was that when I was a student??) but I still become consumed with angst until I have things settled.

Because my epic phone-calling spree today wound me up, Husband took me out to dinner and then to see 'Bride Wars'. It was pretty funny and better than I thought it was going to be. I give it  3 Vera Wangs out of 5.

Year in Review 2008

Welcome to 2009! Woo! I am pumped for a new year. A new
year that will be full of a lot of changes in my life according
to my plans... like moving, starting new jobs and applying to go back
to school!  It is now 2009, but thanks to the magic of the lj archive
and my ability to pick out the first line of each month from
last year, here is 2008 Year in Review:

January:  You are scissors.
February:  So, I hate myself a little bit right now.
March:  I  found this story on a web forum I've been looking at recently. It is kind of 'sappy email spam forward' style but I still kind of liked it :)
April:  I need a vacation!
May:  I found this bitchin' Victorianish cricketer image.
June:  Teehee, I just scared the living daylights out of the cat.
July:  Somebody loves cuddling with his daddy's socks!
August:  Happy August! Today is also my parent's 33rd wedding anniversary!
September:  So I'm trying to eat more healthy food and cutting bad things (what a crazy idea, right?)
October:  N/A
November:  I'm back!
December:  After discovering Twitter and thinking about facebook statuses too much, I can only think of things to say in the form of third person singular sentences starting with my own name.

Dec. 29th, 2008

I am back in Ottawa once again. I came down to Ottawa on Christmas Day with Husband to see my parents. Saturday we all drove down to Kingston and dropped off Husband who had to be back at work on Saturday night and then the rest of us drove the rest of the way down to Toronto to visit with my grandmother. Yesterday we went to see my grandmother in the morning and then had a visit with my aunt and my other aunt and her husband before we once again hit the road and drove back to Ottawa. It was only two days but it seemed like so much longer and we spent so much of it in the car! Going down took about six hours on Saturday because the weather was so bad - freezing rain in Ottawa and then crazy fog from Kingston to Toronto. 

I'm glad to be back in Ottawa and I'm hoping to meet up with people and have some fun over the next week or so before I have to go back to work. :)

I phoned Husband and the news from home is as follows: the apartment still looks like a storm hit it, he is unpacking our Christmas presents (including setting up my external hard-drive!) and sister-in-law still has not had the baby. Any day now we will be aunt and uncle :) They said that if nothing has happened by the 31st they would have to go in and try to induce or do something so for now they are just waiting. Hopefully I will hear something soon :)

That is all for now.  
Happy Christmas Eve! 

I am spending tonight and tomorrow morning with the in-laws at thier home and then we are taking the train to Ottawa. I will be there for about twelve days depending on when I decide to come back :) I just wanted to post some photos before I left.
Photo-bananza behind the cut...Collapse )


Me: I can't decide if I want to rent Baby Mama or Forgetting Sarah Marshall...
Tim: You should rent Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan.
Me: No, I want to rent a funny stupid movie!
Tim: Oh, then you should rent Star Trek V.